Meet the Team
Behind every successful business is a team of skilled and dedicated people just like you. Here you can learn about everyone on the team and their role in The Festival Voice. Why? Because people want to know who they're doing business with. It's a human thing.
Founder / President / CEO
Sam is a passionate visionary who is determined to make a positive change in the world. Born in California and traveling his whole life, he has a unique perspective on the world. Utilizing his years in Project Management and the knowledge from his various travels, he started up TFV to change the way the way people from all over the world experience their favorite festivals.
Rae Van fell in love this scene by accident. One of her friends convinced her to go to this crazy dubstep show (she barely knew what dubstep was, let alone Excision) and she fell in love with the music and scene. That following summer, she went to three festivals despite not knowing who any of the artists were. Rae was born and raised in the Midwest and travels constantly for shows and festivals. Her love for creative writing and this scene fuels her writing. You can usually catch her at the dubstep stage at any major festival.
Esmeralda is a young, creative and passionate photographer and videographer focused on creating long lasting memories and capturing every memorable moment on film. As she travels to different festivals, she hopes to share her experience interviewing festival goers, bringing you along on a special and unique perspective. Please join her on her adventures and letting you see the festival community and culture through her lens.
Hayley has always been a big part of the music scene. Starting with her first warped tour in 2008 to her first festival in 2017 - she's been passionate about the coming together for a musical celebration. In college she discovered her love for writing and this blog has allowed her to bring these two things together. Coming from Michigan, Hayley has enjoyed the midwest and even enjoyed some festivals in the Netherlands. She hopes to continue spreading the warmness she's felt at festivals through her writing.
Tanya is a journalist and artist currently based in Arizona. She travels around the country to cover festivals, focusing on interviewing festivalgoers to better understand and share their experiences. Along with writing articles and reviews, she also hosts workshops and vends her art at festivals.
Chris Brown is an English professor from Orlando who writes at the intersection of his own cultures and the festival cultures we create together. Being Potawatomi, a tribe native to the Chicago lakefront region, means seeing festivals as one of the few places where music and dance still lead people to peace. Being a queer person means seeing festivals as the start of a new and better world, one where we all have the space to be ourselves.
Journalist / Photographer
AmberLynn is an experienced journalist based out of Virginia. Working with local publications like the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virgina and national publication. She has experience in local and national coverage of events and festivals, as well as artist interviews. She enjoys writing, painting, hula hooping and traveling in her free time.
CTO / Website Admin
Stewart was born in Arizona but grew up in the Midwest. While he has always been a fan of music and the nightclub scene, he only got involved with EDM through a random encounter with a stranger who later became one of his best friends. He went to his first festival in 2015 and has been to EDC every year since 2016 (except for when it got cancelled in 2020). For The Festival Voice, he mainly operates behind the scenes, keeping the site running.
Social Media Manager
CJ went to her first music festival in 2016, but fell in love with the scene at VooDoo 2018. She is a student, a traveler, and the social content manager for TFV. CJ has been to festivals throught the U.S. and Europe, her favorite (so far) being Electric Forest. Her favorite part about her work is creating frienships with people who choose to connect lovingly under music.
Vinhcent is the editor and videographer. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Vinhcent has worked in all sorts of field work, weddings, commercials, short films, and events. His passion leans more towards electronic music festivals. This includes capturing moments you'll only see once in a lifetime, the moments that you'll remember forever looking back on your past. Moments like these need to be recorded to remind ourselves to live in the moment and show off the best in us.